Spring /Summer 2020
The oriel CRiC gallery welcomed artists from Borth Arts to Crickhowell shortly before having to close temporarily. On reopening ce the Centre safely this exhibition has largely remained in place but is being refreshed on a weekly basis until the gallery programme can be resumed in the autumn. Following Government advice on reopening social distancing measures are in place and numbers of visitors to the gallery will be limited at any given time,
Much of the work by the fifteen visiting artists is inspired by the culture, history and landscape of Wales, often reflecting aspects of living on the west coast of Wales. With work as varied as hand coloured Lino Prints and Chine Cole by Stuart Evans, mixed media pieces by Sue Lee and bowls using locally sourced woods by wood turner Phil Dalton, visitors to the gallery will enjoy exploring the rich variety of work by this diverse group of artists living and working in Borth and Ynyslas. The landscape and coastline feature in a number of the artists’ work. Using pure watercolour technique, Neil Johnson’s landscapes reflect the way in which we perceive the environment and the effects of time on our surroundings. Peter Jones is inspired by the sea, using ink on board, while Eve Smith works mainly with oil on canvas, depicting the landscapes and seascapes of the area. These works add to the variety on offer, while the gallery continues to showcase the work of regional artists who regularly exhibit in the gallery. Many of these can currently be viewed as 'Featured Artists'.